Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain lies 18
kilometers north of the town of Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County.
The scenery can be divided into four kinds: the alpine snow area
scenery, the water scenery, the forest scenery and the meadow
The alpine snow area scenery refers to
the scenery 4,000 meters above sea level. The main peak Shanzidou,
5,569 meters high, together with the other 13 peaks which run
35 kilometers from the south to the north, look like a giant crystal
jade dragon and thus get the name of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
The glacier, which is the most southerly of the glaciers in the
Northern Hemisphere and the seas of snow spread all over the mountain.
The water scenery mainly refers to the
scenery along the banks of the Baishui River, the Heishui River
and more than ten pools and springs at the foot of the eastern
part of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
The forest scenery varies with the change
The meadow scenery is the alpine meadows scattering from south
to north in Dielu(Deer Falling) Level Ground, Ganhaizi(Sweet Water)
Level Ground, Yunshan(Yunnan Spruce) Level Ground, and Maoniu(Yak)
Level Ground accordingly.